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Mavi Guesthouse

Kutlugun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #231 of 748 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The 24 bed dorm is an actual joke. They beds are largely pushed together, there is absolutely no room for your bags, no plugs and no hot water. if you are a bit podgy you will struggle to fit down the side of the beds to get into yours. communal area is so tiny only about 10 people are able... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in the Mavi for 4 nights with my daughter. We both felt immediately at home with the manager (Ali) and his staff. The first night there, it was my daughter's birthday and the staff arranged for her to have a birthday cake. The Mavi may be a little outdated and in need of some minor cosmetics, but it... More

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Svendborg, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Well, it might be the same thing for every guesthouse/hostel/hotel in the world that they intend to make money, but I've never stayed in a place where it was more obvious before. By the time I went there, they had a promotion price on HostelBookers which was without breakfast, but every single time I saw people stepping in from the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

the advantage of the guest house was the fact that it was reasonably cheap for its location.The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was a nice place to meet fellow back packers. However, the room wasn't great and it had bright light coming through the window all night. The shower and the toilet weren't cleaned in the 3... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Mavi Guesthouse has the best location, right near Topkapi Palace, 5-10 min walking to the Hagia Sophia & Blue Mosque, and less than 10 min walking to the Sultanahmet tram stop, convenient for the 3 weeks we spent in Istanbul. Maybe it's because we're a quiet sort of couple (not into the night scene or too much socializing) but the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Mavi is the only place I will ever stay when visiting Istabul, located literally steps from the entrance of the palace in the Old City, there is nothing that compares to it for value for money ! Mavi is the most welcoming host and we made so many good friends during our short stay.. it really does feel like home... More

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Mavi Guesthouse made my trip to Istanbul. Everyone who worked there was incredibly sweet and accommodating, even when I had a mix up with my flight. The beds were clean, my stuff felt secure and lockers were available if necessary. Breakfast was simple but delicious each morning and was definitely filling. I can't thank Mavi Guesthouse enough for everything they... More

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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Maria has been a great host, from breakfast at dawn, to dusk! The kitchen is for free (unlike next door), so we cooked fresh fish bought nearby, at the fish market on the shore. The dorm on the top floor has an amazing view to the mosque. The hot shower is re-power! It has lots of clean beds. Keep up... More

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Chester, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Rooms are small, shared bathroom are small, the staff is friendly and helpful, inexpensive, rooftop porch eating the included breakfast over looking the city was fabulous, ask about airport taxi pick up. The best thing was you are 100' from all the best sites and resturants.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The place is very bad... bathrooms are horrendous and dirty (just 1 WC for aprox. 10 people)... they put 6 bunkbeds in a room for only 4... the floor was always dirty. Breakfast was very bad. Just the location is good, for the rest, very bad place.

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Also Known As:
Mavi Guesthouse Hotel Istanbul
Mavi Guesthouse Hotel
Address: Kutlugun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Ranked #231 of 748 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
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